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New wave of services looks to analyze cloud computing market

Public cloud computing services like Amazon Web Services (AWS) have definitely arrived for some market segments, most notably Web operations and Web applications. In their wake, interesting new developments are now cropping up, like CloudSleuth, a real-time performance monitoring map for cloud services, and SpotCloud, a new stab at a cloud brokerage. Essentially, one in three applications has at least one service that starts in Amazon Web Services. Doug Willoughby, Compuware's director of cloud strategy, This new crop of supporting characters is starting to grow as buyers search for more valuable, independent and realistic information on what cloud computing actually does and what it costs. Cloud benchmarks are already available from sites like CloudHarmony and others; now CloudSleuth, which launched Monday, uses Compuware's application performance monitoring tool Gomez to analyze publically available data from the Internet. "The fact that they're doing this as an open platform is really encouraging," said Forrester VP and ...

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